Day: June 3, 2005

The Big O for Faulkner

(Yes, that ol’ chestnut again …)

William Faulkner is the latest pick for Oprah’s Book Club — and not just one, but three books: As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury and A Light in August. A veritable Faulkner-palooza. But wait — there’s more! As … Read the rest

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Vergeen: the System of a Down

A couple of months ago my 14-year-old son asked me about the Armenian genocide that took place during the first World War. He was interested because of the band System of a Down, a really good thrash-metal outfit that often uses Middle Eastern musical themes and sings some songs about … Read the rest

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